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Geordan Murphy

Geordan Murphy

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Geordan Murphy

FORMER Ireland internationals Paul Burke and Geordan Murphy will fill the void left by new Leinster coach Matt O'Connor at Leicester Tigers.

Former full-back Murphy (right) retired from rugby following the Welford Road club's Aviva Premiership win on Saturday after a 16-year career and he will assist the ex-international fly-half Burke, who will fill the backs coach role under director of rugby Richard Cockerill.

"By bringing Paul and Geordan together in the coaching team we have a degree of continuity which I feel is very important in our environment and we look forward to seeing their continued development in their new roles," Cockerill said.

Irish Independent